The clergy at St. Brigid Catholic Church have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The sacrament of Holy Orders affords us so many gifts and blessings.
Fr. Michael Moore is pastor of St. Brigid's. Raised in Oregon, he joined a missionary society and was ordained in Slovakia in 1997. After three years of teaching at a Catholic college and high school, he came to the central valley of California. He came to St. Brigid's in 2006.
Fr. Joseph Govindu was ordained on May 27, 2017. He is Associate Pastor to both St. Brigid Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hanford.
"As a young child, I had the privilege of growing up in Diocese schools. Amidst the Priests, Nuns and a Catholic environment, the desire to become a priest was instilled in me in a natural way. I believe that God will use me as an instrument in His vineyard and grant me the grace to transform the souls of His people. I have a very filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in a special way, I also have a devotion to St. Anthony of Padua - known for his preaching and miracles. 'Simply and blindly trust in Jesus. The rest He will take care of.' If it is He who sows this seed called desire in our hearts to become His priests, definitely He will be the one who waters it, prunes it and nurtures it in His own way! Above all, kindly continue to pray for more laborers to work in the vineyard of our Diocese of Fresno."
Deacon John Sousa was born in St. Jorge, Azore Islands. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen. He married Maria Costa in 1975. They have three sons: John Paul, Joseph and Albert. After retiring from Elementary School Administration in June, 2011, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon on January 15, 2011. He is assigned by the Bishop as the Diocese Director of the Permanent Diaconate Ministry. He is also active in the St. Brigid Portuguese and Baptism Ministries.
Deacon Don Mattos was born and raised in Hanford, CA, and married his wife Cheryl in 1987. They have two daughters, Natalie (Ryan) Banuelos, and Brigid (Garrett) Glasheen, along with their two daughters, Lily and Daisy. Don was ordained a permanent deacon in October 2016, and was assigned by the Bishop of Fresno to St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford as a permanent deacon. Deacon Don is a letter carrier full time for the U.S. Postal Service in addition to his duties at the Parish. He is very active in the parish in teaching, and visiting the elderly and the sick in rest homes and rehab facilities as well as ministering to inmates in a California prison.
Please pray for our priests and deacons.
Saturday (vigil) 6:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM
1:00 PM (Spanish)
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM English
Holy Days and Holidays
As announced in bulletin
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:00 AM
Saturday 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Or by appointment by
calling the parish office.
St. Brigid Catholic Church
200 East Florinda Street
Hanford, CA 93230